English Teaching in the Secondary School

English Teaching in the Secondary School

Linking Theory and Practice

eBook - 2004
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Introduction; The English teacher and the National Curriculum; Key stage 3 and the strategy; Knowledge about language; Speaking and listening; Reading; Writing; Planning; Assessment; Drama; Teaching poetry; Media education; ICT; English at key stage 4; Post 16 English; Inclusion.

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

English Teaching in the Secondary School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of teaching English. This updated 4th edition has been revised to take into consideration changes in national policy, drawing on the most recent research and theory to produce engaging, practical ideas for use in the classroom. It challenges mechanistic and formulaic approaches to teaching, instead placing an emphasis on reflection, understanding and informed practice.

Guiding students and new teachers through the whole process of English teaching in the secondary school, this edition has been fully updated to include:

• a report of the most recent developments in national policy

• discussion of multiple literacies and critical literacy

• a new chapter on English as an additional language

• a new chapter on cross curricular themes

• new sections on approaches to the teaching of grammar

• reflections on international developments in language teaching and their relevance

• a guide to further reading on resources and research

Written in an accessible style, with a wealth of advice and ideas, English Teaching in the Secondary Schoolforms essential reading for all those training to become secondary English teachers.


Presenting an informed view of current educational policy, this text encourages students of secondary English to take a creative and independent interpretation of government initiatives in order to achieve effective teaching practice. It provides a good balance of theoretical material with practical ideas for application in the classroom and strongly encourages reflection and critical thought. This new edition includes:

  • coverage of the National Curriculum 2000, the National Literacy Strategy and the new Key Stage 3 Strategy
  • a new chapter on how to teach ICT
  • a new chapter on Inclusion – including differentiation, cultural diversity, EAL and teaching across the ability range
  • new material on how to teach Shakespeare
  • an introduction to cross-curricular themes – such as citizenship, and social, moral and spiritual values.

Written in an accessible and conversational style, this text poses an excellent degree of challenge for all students on initial teacher training courses.



Blackwell North Amer
Presenting an informed view of current educational policy, this text encourages students of secondary English to make a creative and independent interpretation of government initiatives in order to achieve effective teaching practice. It provides a good balance of theoretical material with practical ideas for application in the classroom, and strongly encourages reflection and critical thought. This text poses an excellent degree of challenge for all students on initial teacher training courses.

Publisher: London : David Fulton, 2004
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781435628083
143562808X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 252 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Stevens, David 1952-

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